Peru Port Strike Ended: 2 Waiting Container Vessels

June 9, 2015 By Yasumori Jinno, CargoSmart Global Vessel Voyage Monitoring Center

On May 13, over six hundred dockworkers started an indefinite strike at the APM terminals in Callao, the largest port of Peru. After three weeks, the strike ended on June 5. The union and terminals reached a contract agreement with provisions that include improved benefits and modifications to a system for scheduling shifts.

During the strike, the terminals claimed that labor action caused minimal impact to port operations, while the union stressed that their actions imposed a negative effect on container cargo handling.

We monitored the vessel activities at the Port of Callao. As of Monday, June 8, 00:45 local time, we found that only two container vessels were located outside the port.

CargoSmart’s Innovating reviewed the vessels’ berth times at Callao in May to determine the impact of the dockworker strike. To read more analysis about the port’s performance during the strike, subscribe to Innovating today.

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